Weight-loss can be a very VERY long term goal. We establish how much weight we want to lose, and we make
But what about those little goals? I'm not necessarily talking about losing five pounds in two weeks. Like I mentioned yesterday, I think it can be debilitating to be so dependent on our weight. I'm talking about the fitness goals that we can see ourselves achieving. A new runner might find it hard to run the full length of a block, or a track. When I was running, I had a predetermined point that I was sure I could reach. I would start out, and I can't tell you how many times I wanted to stop before that point... and there were many times that I did. But the point is in setting goals. As you consistently work at reaching that point, you will find it easier and easier, and then you will be surpassing that goal!
For me, I am not running just yet. But I do have my bike. I've set myself a goal to peddle 3 miles. That doesn't sound like much... but for me, that was quite the achievement, especially since last Tuesday (my first ride), I barely made it 2 miles without dropping on the floor when I got home. Oh wait, I may have.
Each day has been easier and easier. I've been very VERY sore, but that is the feeling of progress! My little goal this week is to bike that 3 miles in less time than I did it today, which was 25 minutes pulling Baby K. Yesterday was faster only because I did not attach the trailer. After I got home, I drank a lot of water (it was hot out this morning), and I did a great ab workout!
Well, my new activity has me beat, so I'm sure I'll be in bed in no time! My second little goal is to get up earlier each day, and go to bed earlier as well... You kind of need to do the latter in order to do the first.
How are you doing? You sore? What do you like to do to mix up your workout?